07.-12.12.2019: World Marine Mammal Conference in Barcelona: Dolphin Watch Alliance president Angela Ziltener talked about "Let sleeping dolphins swim: characterizing sleeping behaviour in Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins in the Northern Red Sea, Egypt" in the behavioral ecology l session and "Dolphin conservation efforts and management in the Red Sea, Egypt" in the workshop called Managing Marine Mammal Tourism. DWA scientific advisor Sina Kreicker presented the poster "Human-related and natural body scars in dolphins off Hurghada, Northern Red Sea, Egypt".

Angela Ziltener at World Marine Mammal Conference in Barcelona
Let sleeping dolphins swim: characterizing sleeping behaviour in Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins in the Northern Red Sea, Egypt
DWA scientific advisor Sina Kreicker

16.11.2019: Studying at the Red Sea the students of the Water Engineering department of the TUB Campus El Gouna went on a trip with biologist Angela Ziltener and research guest on the Campus El Gouna. The excursion was not only meant to spend a good time on the Red Sea but also about raising awareness about the surrounding of the marine life like dolphins. The crew of the boat “Amelie” (http://ameliesafari.com) was also very supportive during the trip and excellent in safety issues at sea.

Englisch  Students from the Water Department at TUB Campus El Gouna
Excursion with Angela Ziltener, guest researcher at the campus El Gouna
Dolphin Watch Alliance Excursion with the TUB El Gouna

03.11.2019: Our biologist Angela Ziltener presented at the science city days for the public on the ETH Zurich our dolphin research and conservation efforts in the Red Sea.

lecture

Dolphin research in the Red Sea
Science City Days at ETH Zurich
Talk about dolphin protection

03.11.2019: Also this year, Marcus Gisi and Sandra Gross joined the “10 years Unterwasserfestival in Gossau” and spread awareness about dolphins and other marine life.

Unterwasserfestival in Gossau

26.10.2019: Our biologist Angela Ziltener has visited Coraya Divers in Marsa Alam, Egypt and accompanied the guides and guests to the protected area "Samadai" reef. The following day, there was a repeated training about sustainable dolphin tourism.

Coraya Divers

Angela Ziltener from the Dolphin Watch Alliance visits Coraya Divers
Training for sustainable dolphin tourism
Coraya Divers in Marsa Alam

04.09.-05.09.2019: CNN  - Egypt Destination - visited El Gouna, Egypt to show how responsible and sustainable marine life (dolphin) tourism in the Red Sea can work. Knowledge and awareness is essential to gather a bigger continuous for preserving the treasure of the Red Sea also for the next generations. It is very important that tour agencies, operators, diving and aquacenters following the Code of Conduct for wildlife encounters and ensure least possible impact on dolphins and the environment. Our shooting was done on the boat named “Amelie” http://ameliesafari.com/.

CNN Video Link:
https://edition.cnn.com/videos/travel/2019/11/05/egypt-sustainable-tourism.cnn

26.09.-29.09.2019: Dolphin Watch Alliance was again a guest of the VDST / BTSV / WLT at the stage 526 on the Interdive in Friedrichshafen, Germany. This time, Marcus Gisi was talking about dolphins and other treasures of the Red Sea and how to interact with wildlife in a responsible way.

Clarification on dolphin protection
Lecture on Deflin protection in the Red Sea
Dolphin Watch Alliance at the Interdive in Friedrichtshafen

14.09.-21.09.2019: Our marine biologist Angela Ziltener was again aboard at ScubaSpa YANG in order to help the guest to approach and learn more about dolphins and other marine life like mantas, turtle and coral reefs. At the same time, Project AWARE organized together with PADI a clean-up awareness week all over the world and our group was part of it. We cleaned up islands and collected trash during our dives how it should be every time.

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